Celebrating National Pharmacist Day

January 12, 2024 Providence Health Team

Celebrating our pharmacists for the difference they make in the health of our patients.

Friday, Jan. 12, is National Pharmacist Day, a perfect time to recognize the Providence Swedish North Puget Sound service area’s 132 pharmacists for their important role in the health of our patients. Pharmacists’ role is so much more than dispensing medications. They play a vital role in managing the supply and distribution of vaccines and medications, and provide clinical services, education and research to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.

Pharmacists often work behind the scenes, so let’s shine a light on what they do. Prepare to be awed.

By the numbers:

Pharmacists in the North Puget Sound service area: 132
4 retail
30 ambulatory
98 acute care

Orders verified in 2023: 2,296,000
1.5 million in Everett
700,000 in Edmonds
96,000 at Mill Creek ED

Medication doses dispensed in 2023: 4,976,000
3.7 million in Everett (acute care)
78,412 in Everett (retail)
1.2 million in Edmonds
76,000 at Mill Creek ED

Anticoagulation management: 24,676 patient visits

Diabetes management: 2,567 patient visits

Hepatitis C treatment management: 67 patient visits

Lipid management: 60 patient visits

Osteoporosis management: 188 patient visits

Long-acting injectable antipsychotic administration: 148 patient visits

Dermatology management (started April 2023): 272 patient visits

Transitions of Care medication reconciliation: 8,197 med recs completed

PMG atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease statin metric: 1,126 patients reviewed 

PMG refill authorizations: 900,000

New service initiated in 2023:
Managing dermatology patients in Everett medication management clinic

What’s coming in 2024:
> Opening a hospital-based anticoagulation clinic at Edmonds cardiology
> Mail order for specialty meds in conjunction with med management clinic


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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional’s instructions. 

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